Earlier this year, I joined forces with Fertility Network UK for their Fertility in the Workplace initiative; a campaign aiming to support both employees and employers, whilst individuals are working and undergoing fertility treatments. During Fertility Awareness Week, FNUK are once again highlighting the utter importance of creating fair and compassionate employment practices for anyone undergoing fertility treatments. Using my voice, alongside quotes from those currently juggling work and IVF, here’s why a fertility in the workplace policy is imperative. … More Fertility Awareness Week – Fertility in the workplace
Kristen’s fertility journey began when she was just 19 years old. A decade later she is one half of a team pioneering the first social media platform dedicated solely to infertility: Pineapl, because everyone deserves the opportunity to build a safe, secure and private support community. … More Pineapl – The infertility peer matching & social media app
We’ve probably all heard that age-old quip that “trying to get pregnant is the fun part”, but for anyone who thinks they might be infertile, that’s sadly not always the case. When it comes to suspected infertility it can, unfortunately, feel as though there is a distinct lack of guidance, so what options are available if you are struggling to conceive? … More abc ivf and what to do if you think you might be infertile
Article first published by HuffPost UK Presenting a baby to the world is a moment of pure, unadulterated joy. It’s a time of celebration, of pride, doting and wonder. Parents beam, despite the exhaustion, their worlds having changed after creating, and now cradling, new life. There’s unconditional love combined with sheer radiating happiness. Strangers smile … More When it keeps on happening to others
Following on from proudly receiving the Blogger of the Month accolade, for Fertility Smarts, it was an honour to work with them and be featured on their inspirational and supportive website. For anyone living with infertility, or those supporting someone through this struggle, I’d highly recommend taking a look. Article first published by Fertility Smarts. … More Redefining strength after infertility – An article for Fertility Smarts
Mother’s Day. To most of the world it’s merely two words made up of ten letters. Just another day to be found amongst the calendar year of special occasions. For the cynical, it’s a feat of commerciality, offering overpriced bubble bath and glittery cards. For the optimist, it’s a chance to honour, to praise, to … More Mother’s Day – Two words. Ten letters.
In a world where a film about periods can simultaneously win an Oscar and be described as “icky”, it’s not surprising to find mixed attitudes towards talking about reproductive and gynaecological health. Yet these are real issues which need to be understood and more widely discussed. In the UK alone, one in seven couples are … More Let’s talk: The Reproductive & Gynaecological Health campaign 2019
No one ever wants to fail and, when we inevitably do, it’s not something we enjoy. But why would we? Failure is distressing. It batters our self esteem and leaves us doubting our own worth. And it niggles; what if? what could? what now? It preys on our minds, constantly, ravaging our mental health and … More Beautiful people do not just happen